Newsletter Archive

Our monthly Newsletters offer a recap of the month’s activities, and give a preview of upcoming topics and events. They often include links to valuable resources that you can download for free.

June 2020

For our June meeting, members gave presentations on embellishing turnings with relief carving and burning, and on making a mechanical pencil with a Pentel™ mechanism.  We also had a big Show & Tell slideshow.  Read the Newsletter and download the presentations here.

May 2020

Our May meeting was hosted by Cindy Drozda from her workshop in Boulder, Colorado. She gave a great 2+ hour demonstration on her signature Finial Box. The event generated a lot of interest, and it turned out to be our most attended meeting ever! We had people from other Chapters all across the country, and even a couple international guests join us!  You can read all about it and download Cindy’s demo handouts here.

April 2020

We held our first “virtual” Zoom meeting this month, including a big Show & Tell slideshow and two presentations on dust collection. We also revealed the results of the 1st Quarter President’s Challenge. Read all about it here.

March 2020

Woodturning in the age of Coronavirus. Our March Newsletter provides an update on what First State Woodturners is doing to adapt to the new reality. Also, a recap of the February meeting, including a link to download Tom’s presentation on sharpening. You can read it here.

February 2020

Our first Newsletter of 2020 was packed with news you can use, including information on our upcoming Mount Pleasant High School woodturning classes, recaps of the January and February meetings, details on upcoming events, and much more. You can check it out here.

December 2019

Our December 2019 Newsletter included a “Year in Review”, which highlighted our activities, demonstrations, and events from the past year. You can read it here.

October 2019

Gilded ornaments, vacuum systems and chucking, an Open House at Hearne Hardwoods, and Junior Achievement of Delaware’s Fall Fair – it was a busy month! Read about it here.

September 2019

A spinning top presentation by Eric Krum was the headliner for our September meeting. Also, Don Pivonka brought in his clever DIY coring jig for Show & Tell. Read the Newsletter here.

August 2019

Although there was no regular meeting in August, we had our annual Summer Field Trip. This year we went to Hagley. August also brought us a wood stabilization demo by Eli Polite at his shop in Greenwood, Delaware. Read more here.

July 2019

An International Symposium in Raleigh, and a State Fair in Delaware. The July Newsletter has all the details here.

June 2019

Scott Wishart gave a great presentation on casting and turning resin at the June meeting. And FSW members were recognized by the Brandywine School District for their contributions teaching high school students how to turn. Read about it here.

January 2019

We kicked off 2019 with Mike Adams demonstrating how to construct a staved bowl or box. You can read the Newsletter here.


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